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Poster: billydlions Date: Aug 9, 2010 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Death of 'Net Neutrality' .... Say Goodbye to BitTorrent

Hey buscameby,

I really dont disagree with what most are saying here, and I'm certainly guilty of over-using my share of bandwith, but put on you conspiracy hat and ask why the Feds (FCC) want to win this issue so badly. Do you really think they want to save all of the P2P networks out there? My vote goes to the most logical reason....they want to tax the internet. Imagine how much revenue that would bring in, not to mention control over the airwaves. Regulation always sounds great in theory but with our morons in Washington (on both sides) it never works the way they promise- so put me in the skeptical camp.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Aug 9, 2010 6:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Death of 'Net Neutrality' .... Say Goodbye to BitTorrent

I was very laissez-faire in my business beliefs but have seen to many abuses from both sides and it seems the money usually wins in the long run. If they don't buy the regulations in congress, they buy the regulators by giving them cushy high paying jobs to lobby for them after.

The most recent case being the Oil and Gas regulations that allowed for the catastrophe in the Gulf.

If there is a way around or to manipulate rather than do the right thing for the future, we seem to side on the short term excuse if it means jobs now rather than safety first and do long term testing which may cost more upfront or eliminate the project which lines some body's pockets with GOLD.

Lets ask Wall Street which they prefer, Profit at any cost, even our deluded middle class taxes paying the tab for generations to come as we cut the capital gains taxes, Mr Bush.

Damn, you picked the wrong day to get my dander up-sorry, its been building since my tenant screwed me out of another months rent( yes I'm a slum lord).

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 9, 2010 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Death of 'Net Neutrality' .... Say Goodbye to BitTorrent

I don't disagree with most of the thoughts here either. I am suspicious, but have come to realize that some regulation is necessary, rather then let the media outlets have their way completely. The FCC is traditionally hobbled by lack of vision and poor leadership, let alone underfunding. Yes, bit-torrent may be eating bandwidth - but the real hog is video. With the big dogs in charge of the Internet (Comcast, Time-Warner, Disney, Verizon, or pick your own evil empire) this move is an additional REVENUE stream for big media. More and more people are watching TV on the Internet! They measure them carefully and know exactly where bandwidth is needed.

The FCC hasn't got the cojones or the fire-power. Citizens must stand up!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 9, 2010 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Death of 'Net Neutrality' .... Say Goodbye to BitTorrent

Yes, I agree. "Regulation always sounds great in theory but with our morons in Washington (on both sides) it never works the way they promise- so put me in the skeptical camp."

That's what Republicans want you to think - "it never works the way they promise." More easily put, if I may, "regulation can only be bad." That's impossible. Some things are regulated well, and the public benefits from them. The rhetoric "regs are always bad" led to the collapse of the housing market. Regs on banks were removed -- see the Glass–Steagall Banking Act of 1933. What happened? Housing prices collasped. We have mortgage failures and foreclosures by the millions. Millions of people lost jobs. Huge recession lingers on. Worst economic crisis in our lifetimes.

Republicans in our government had said, "Housing prices can only go up." This is impossible. Then they said, "Go ahead, get a 2nd mortgage. Your home is an ATM. Take the equity out, and buy worthless material crap. Trust us, everyone is doing it." Democrats said same thing.

The Democrats won't be honest about any of this, and they know better. Maybe one or two of them like Dennis Kucinich is a good guy. Democrats in Congress, and Obama's administration, should all be ashamed of themselves. Follow the money.

Right now Pakistan is flooding at record levels. 6 million people are affected so far. It's getting worse. No end in sight. Monsoon season is only mid-way. Russia is totally smoked out right now. Fires everywhere. Everyday is huge amounts of smoke for people there. It's pathetic for them. And they have 100-degree F temperatures there. It's normally 75 degrees F in Moscow in summer. Never seen anything like it. Over 300,000 acres burned. 100s of fires breaking out everywhere. But, it's the peat moss on these forest floors that are smoldering, and smoldering, and smoldering. People use this same peat moss for their fuel. They've been doing this for centuries. This is what's so incredible about the smoky crisis in Russia. A huge ice "burg" has just broken off from northwestern Greenland's ice shelf. “The new ice island has an area of at least 100 square miles and a thickness up to half the height of the Empire State Building,” Climate Scientists have been predicting this stuff for decades.

Where's the News Media reporting on global warming and climate change today? Absent. What about broiling temps in eastern USA? Record floods in Nashville and elsewhere back east? Need I say more?

Where's the News Media? Did the News Media report anything to you about Net Neutrality issues mentioned here?

Thanks for your comments. It's time for me to chill. I'm working on a tape.